Police seize large quantity of drugs submerged in sea

Filitheyo in Faafu Atoll.

Maldives Police Service, on Thursday, have seized a large quantity of drugs submerged in sea off F. Filitheyo.

In a message to media outlets on Thursday evening, Police said the drugs were seized during an operation carried out jointly with Faafu Atoll police after receiving intel of drugs being concealed underwaters in the area.

They did not disclose the exact amount of drugs seized. However, the case is under further investigation.

Police, years ago, seized over a ton of drugs submerged in a Maldivian lagoon as well.

Although rare, Police, in similar cases, have seized drugs concealed underwater previously.